Rene Le Pays. Amitiez, Amours, et Amourettes. Recueil Contenant Diverses Pieces en Prose & en Vers. Lyon: Antoine Molin, 1684. Krown & Spellman retail: $350. 12mo. a,e12,A-V12,X3. Complete. [40],468,[17,[1]pp. Contemporary calf, spine extra-gilt, edges speckled red, title-page creased, foxed. Device on t.p., head-pieces. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Le Pays (1636-1690) sieur of Villeneuve, French poet, controller-general of the imposts in Dauphine and Province. "...he mingled the flowers of poetry with the thorns of that occupation, and became celebrated at court by a miscellaneous publication of prose and verse, entitled "Amities, Amorus, et Amourettes," published in 1685 (sic). This publication gained him particularly the favour of the ladies; and the duke of Savoy honoured him with the title of chevalier of St. Maurice, and he was made a member of the academy of Arles."[Chalmers] Gay/Lemonnyer I,99. Rose I,107 (later ed.). Arcana 447 (later ed.). Brunet III,990. Goujet XVIII,246-9. Lachevre III,403-8.

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